Poetry. YESTERDAY'S NEWS, the second full-length book from Taylor Brady, notates the year 2003, offering one poem a day for that violence-ridden year. Not entirely "poems against the war" (though not not that), these are poems up against the war, testing against that limit the scattered prospects for a daily life of love and sex, work, the Oakland school system, insects, infants, Sun Ra, Melville, container shipping and the fossil record. In these poems, the open question is whether a poet who is the subject of empire can speak anything besides the imperial decree. "It seems/the digging in drives engines of/siege, not the reverse, no matter how/you beep with crisis rolling back."